Setting Up Your Production Environment

Applicable to Sisense on Microsoft Windows

Sisense recommends installing Sisense in a staging environment, where you can check all of your ElastiCubes and dashboards, as well as test different configurations and customization options. When everything is working as expected, deploy Sisense in your production environment. To learn more about migrating your installation, see Migrating Sisense.

Note: Port 8081, or 443 for secure connections, should be reserved for the Sisense application only. No other applications should run on these ports on your server.

Providing Remote Access to the Sisense Web Environment

To maximize the Sisense experience, you will want to make your dashboards accessible to external users outside the organization’s network. This requires the following configurations:

External users who were granted access can view dashboards by entering the machine’s IP and the port number, for example: or

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Sisense Email Server

Sisense provides you with an email server for sending reports and notifications to your users from Sisense, to be used in POC and testing environments. When you migrate your deployment to a production environment, you should configure your own custom email server, so you can manage your emails according to your company's policies.

For more information, see Setting Up a Custom Email Server.

Base URLs

Base URLs are the consistent part of a web address for a site or web application. In Sisense, the default address is localhost:8081. Sisense allows you to specify a Sisense hostname as a subfolder of a domain, for example,

For more information, see Configuring Base URLs.